Baseball

Baseballer suspended for 80 games for testing positive

New York, April 13 (IANS) — American baseball player Jenrry Mejia of New York Mets has been suspended for 80 games... (more...)

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Clarke swings baseball bat in practice

Brisbane, Feb 4 (IANS) — Injured Australia skipper Michael Clarke practiced with a baseball bat, smashing a few deliveries... (more...)

Baseball great Ernie Banks dies at 83

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) — Baseball great Ernie Banks, a two-time winner of the National League Most Valuable... (more...)

Japanese star pitcher leaves MLB

Houston, Dec 29 (IANS/EFE) — Japanese star pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is leaving Major League Baseball (MLB) and returning... (more...)

Average salary of MLB palyers exceeds $3.8 mn

Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) — The Major League Baseball (MLB) Players Association announced that the average salary of... (more...)

Cuban baseball Hall of Fame reopens after half a century

Havana, Nov 10 (IANS) — Cuban baseball’s Hall of Fame was reopened here, after a 54-year gap. The Hall of Fame... (more...)

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Dodgers bring in A’s executive Farhan Zaidi as general manager

Athletics’ executive Farhan Zaidi to be named Dodgers GM. MLB.com/screen shot JANIE MCCAULEY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OAKLAND,... (more...)

Cuba’s Despaigne to join Japan’s pro baseball league

Havana, July 16 (IANS) — Cuban outfielder Alfredo Despaigne will be joining Japan’s professional baseball association... (more...)

Former NBA star makes professional baseball debut

Washington, May 11 (IANS) — Former NBA star Tracy McGrady has made his professional baseball debut. He started as the... (more...)

LA Clippers owner Sterling banned for life by NBA

New York, April 30 (IANS) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life by the National Basketball... (more...)

Cuba’s oldest pro baseball player dies at 102

Havana, April 24 (IANS) — Cuba’s oldest professional baseball player Conrado Marrero, who participated in the... (more...)

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce named top sports personalities

Asuncion (Paraguay), Dec 25 (IANS/CMC) — Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been voted top sporting... (more...)

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Men prefer brains over big breasts and long legs: Study

IANS London – What do men prefer, beauty or brains? According to a British evolutionary biologist, men prefer intelligence over big breasts and long legs…
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PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
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India’s tallest man spends his days in a cage-like structure posing for photos at an amusement park

VANCOUVER DESI Life is not easy for India’s tallest man Dharmendra Singh, who stands at 8-ft 1-inch, his height being the biggest barrier for his career and…
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It’s so hot in India right now the roads are literally melting

At least 1,100 dead in month-long heatwave THE ASSOCIATED PRESS & NATIONAL POST STAFF It’s so hot in India right now that the streets are…
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Blogs

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End Gang Life: Dial-a-doper is truly risky business

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. released brand new videos in the End Gang Life campaign. …
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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Pioneers

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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Health Check

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Why lone kidney grows large when other is lost

IANS Washington – Scientists have given an explanation to why in case you end up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger. When…
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South Asian people poor at managing diabetes

IANS London – Limited knowledge of diabetes and the belief that the state of their health is out of their control has led to poor…
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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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